The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the government to procure a coronavirus vaccine from a source Hungarians would also accept as trustworthy, the spokesman of the party said on Monday.
Balázs Barkóczi told an online press conference that “Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wants to force onto Hungarians a Russian vaccine the side-effects of which are completely unknown and which the European authority is not likely to approve any time soon”.
“It is a vaccine Hungarians would never ever volunteer to get,” he said.
Barkóczi noted DK’s online petition showing that 71 percent of the several thousand respondents said they would accept only the German or the American vaccine, whereas less than 2 percent chose the one developed in Russia.
Featured photo via Balázs Barkóczi’s Facebook page